How Does She Do It?… with Elaine Kao

Once a month we interview moms in our “How Does She Do It?” feature. If you are interested in participating please reach out on

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Are you an Urban or Suburban Mama, where do you live?

I’m a suburban mom! I live in midtown Toronto.

Tell us about your children?

I recently gave birth to my first child six months ago. I have a little baby girl who is funny, playful and happy. I have definitely learned to appreciate parenthood in a different light now.

Tell us about your typical weekday?

It has been very hectic since I’ve given birth. I am between managing my business (Elaine is the owner & founder of Lilli Pads), family, friends and the house! As cliché as it sounds, no two days are alike.

Do you have help?

Not at this point in time.

Who cooks dinner?

I do. I love preparing healthy and nutritious meals for my family. It brings me a lot of joy when my husband loves my food!

How often do you buy something just for you?

From time to time! I would say I am able to treat myself on a monthly basis.

Do you exercise regularly and if so, what and how do you fit it in?

I get a lot of arm exercises from carrying my infant around. They don’t call them mommy arms for nothing!

What clothing lines or stores do you like to buy for your children?

I love Carter’s! They have the cutest outfits for babies.

I’m totally obsessed with…

Organic skin care!

Three things in my purse right now are…

  1. Wallet
  2. Keys
  3. Little red koi fish coin purse I bought on my honeymoon in Japan.

My favourite drugstore buy is?

Carina organic shampoo

My guilty pleasure is?

Binge watching Netflix after my daughter goes to bed.

Thank you to Elaine for taking the time out of her day to let us know “How Does She Do It.”

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